Forums: Community: Campground:
So what are you reading at the moment?
RSS FeedRSS Feeds for Campground

Premier Sponsor:

 


blondgecko
Moderator

Feb 25, 2007, 5:07 PM
Post #1 of 137 (2557 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 2, 2004
Posts: 7666

So what are you reading at the moment?
Report this Post
Can't Post

Out of town, on a rainy day... wandered into a bookshop yesterday and picked up Dan Simmons' Hyperion omnibus. As of last night I was just starting into the second book - damn it's good!


dr_feelgood


Feb 25, 2007, 5:10 PM
Post #2 of 137 (2555 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Apr 6, 2004
Posts: 25823

Re: [blondgecko] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

this thread.

I haven't been reading much lately... too much rc.com...


reno


Feb 25, 2007, 5:24 PM
Post #3 of 137 (2551 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 30, 2001
Posts: 18283

Re: [blondgecko] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

AK-47: The Weapon that Changed the Face of War by Larry Kahaner.

History of the firearm, from original idea to current events.

Fascinating history.


Partner macherry


Feb 25, 2007, 5:50 PM
Post #4 of 137 (2546 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 10, 2003
Posts: 15802

Re: [reno] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

the descent by jeff long. cheesy, but kept me occupied when work was slow. other than that ed viesturs bio, "there are no shortcuts


dr_feelgood


Feb 25, 2007, 6:19 PM
Post #5 of 137 (2538 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Apr 6, 2004
Posts: 25823

Re: [macherry] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

macherry wrote:
the descent by jeff long. cheesy, but kept me occupied when work was slow. other than that ed viesturs bio, "there are no shortcuts
That guy rocks... his stuff is kinda farfetched at times, but they're solid books...


styndall


Feb 25, 2007, 7:05 PM
Post #6 of 137 (2529 views)
Shortcut

Registered: May 29, 2002
Posts: 2741

Re: [blondgecko] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

blondgecko wrote:
Out of town, on a rainy day... wandered into a bookshop yesterday and picked up Dan Simmons' Hyperion omnibus. As of last night I was just starting into the second book - damn it's good!

I really liked those books. Hyperion and Endymion were both great reads. I was disappointed by Ilium and Olympos, though. They weren't nearly so well plotted or written.


On the sci-fi tip, I've been hacking at Stanislaw Lem's Imaginary Magnitude, which is a fascinating collection of forwards to books from the future. He introduces an analysis of the art of x-ray videography, produces the introduction to a book on the history of computer-produced literature, and even the beginnings of an encyclopedia generated by massive processing power to contain entries pertaining to future events.

The same guy wrote Solaris, which made an excellent Russian movie sometime in the early 70s and a pretty decent American movie (by Steven Soderbergh, and starring George Clooney) just a few years back. Alas, though, he died about this time last year.


(This post was edited by styndall on Feb 25, 2007, 7:06 PM)


overlord


Feb 25, 2007, 11:29 PM
Post #7 of 137 (2505 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 14120

Re: [styndall] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

currently its peter f. hamiltons pandoras star.

and raymond e. feists magician. but i left this one at the uni.


GunksMonkey


Feb 25, 2007, 11:47 PM
Post #8 of 137 (2503 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Nov 16, 2006
Posts: 204

Re: [blondgecko] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

"The Complete Negotiator" Gerard I. Nierenberg

"1001 nights"

"Mort De Arthure"

I flip flop depending on my mood or where I am at the time.


thomasribiere


Feb 26, 2007, 3:40 AM
Post #9 of 137 (2495 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 24, 2002
Posts: 9305

Re: [GunksMonkey] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Luis Sepulveda (Chilian) : some novels under the title Desencuentros, about people losing opportunities to meet or saty in touch. Read in French.

Nicolas Bouvier (Swiss) : Le Poisson-Scorpion. Road trip in Ceylan back in the days.

Charlie Buffet (French) : La Folie du K2. A short history of the major ascents and accidents on K2.


granite_grrl


Feb 26, 2007, 5:29 AM
Post #10 of 137 (2489 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 25, 2002
Posts: 14800

Re: [thomasribiere] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

"Life of Pi"

While I'm enjoying it while I'm reading it, its not the wort of book you sit there and devour, you more nibble on it. Its been taking me a damn long time to finish.

I could use some new books, don't have too many new ones on my shelf and the rest of my library is still packed away (haven't seen those books for almost a year! makes me sad).


wanderlustmd


Feb 26, 2007, 5:37 AM
Post #11 of 137 (2488 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 24, 2006
Posts: 8149

Re: [granite_grrl] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

"Reno's Recipe's for the Cooking-Incompetant"Wink

PS I tried the grilled steak/mushroom sauce recipe you posted the other day, and I actually didn't destroy the ingredients beyond recognition.

I'm reading Dickens' "Hard Times." I love the classics, Dickens in particular.


(This post was edited by wanderlustmd on Feb 26, 2007, 5:48 AM)


mushroomsamba


Feb 26, 2007, 5:50 AM
Post #12 of 137 (2482 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Apr 23, 2006
Posts: 389

Re: [wanderlustmd] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

actually just picked up no shortcuts to the top by Ed Viesturs. really good I'd recomend it to everyone


Partner macherry


Feb 26, 2007, 6:23 AM
Post #13 of 137 (2475 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 10, 2003
Posts: 15802

Re: [wanderlustmd] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

wanderlustmd wrote:
"Reno's Recipe's for the Cooking-Incompetant"Wink

PS I tried the grilled steak/mushroom sauce recipe you posted the other day, and I actually didn't destroy the ingredients beyond recognition.

I'm reading Dickens' "Hard Times." I love the classics, Dickens in particular.

dickens is great, my favorites are tale of two cities and bleak house


winkwinklambonini


Feb 26, 2007, 6:46 AM
Post #14 of 137 (2471 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 16, 2002
Posts: 1579

Re: [overlord] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

1984 right now, but have been working on the Master and Commander series. #20 is next.


(This post was edited by winkwinklambonini on Feb 26, 2007, 6:50 AM)


pinktricam


Feb 26, 2007, 8:15 AM
Post #15 of 137 (2455 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jan 8, 2003
Posts: 7947

Re: [winkwinklambonini] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Recently finished John Le Carre's Mission Song.

Just started Nelson DeMille's Wild Fire. It's about a secret conspiracy by some high ranking government officials and oil men to nuke a couple of cities in the US in order to set into motion a retaliatory nuclear strike against most of Islam.


justthemaid


Feb 26, 2007, 8:36 AM
Post #16 of 137 (2447 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 10, 2004
Posts: 777

Re: [pinktricam] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

I just finished reading Hyperion for the 9th/10th time. I never get tired of that book.

I'm now starting on the Sherlock Holmes series. Never read any before.


lagr01


Feb 26, 2007, 9:42 AM
Post #17 of 137 (2430 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 18, 2005
Posts: 2417

Re: [blondgecko] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

"The Feast of the Goat", by Mario Vargas Llosa.


robbovius


Feb 26, 2007, 9:55 AM
Post #18 of 137 (2421 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Nov 20, 2002
Posts: 8405

Re: [lagr01] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

last week, finished: "The Praise of Folly", Desiderius Erasmus

finished last night:
"The Shadow of the Wind", Carlos Ruis Zafon

in process: "The Gardens of Rama", Arthur C Clarke.


snoopy138


Feb 26, 2007, 9:58 AM
Post #19 of 137 (2417 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 7, 2004
Posts: 28790

Re: [mushroomsamba] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

mushroomsamba wrote:
actually just picked up no shortcuts to the top by Ed Viesturs. really good I'd recomend it to everyone

Currently reading this (when I'm not reading my law casebooks, that is), and while the information/stories are great, the writing itself is terrible.


krillen


Feb 26, 2007, 10:14 AM
Post #20 of 137 (2410 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 19, 2001
Posts: 4769

Re: [justthemaid] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

justthemaid wrote:
I'm now starting on the Sherlock Holmes series. Never read any before.

Ger ready for a long haul. I loved the plots/action/deduction, but ACD coudl ceratinly go a little long on the descriptions. Two pages on what the drapes where like..Crazy

Working my way through Hitchhikers Guide to the Glaxay - Trilogy of 4 right now, although I haven't picked it up in a while.

Last book I finished was Zen and the Art of Motorcylde Maintainence. Great book, but a little heavy at times...espcially for reading before bed.


themadmilkman


Feb 26, 2007, 10:31 AM
Post #21 of 137 (2404 views)
Shortcut

Registered: May 21, 2006
Posts: 510

Re: [snoopy138] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

snoopy138 wrote:
mushroomsamba wrote:
actually just picked up no shortcuts to the top by Ed Viesturs. really good I'd recomend it to everyone

Currently reading this (when I'm not reading my law casebooks, that is), and while the information/stories are great, the writing itself is terrible.

I thought the same thing of his book. Great info, but could have been put together in a much better manner. Overall recommended, though.

Right now my face is buried in "Problems in Contract Law," with today's focus being Material Breach. Jacob & Youngs, Inc. v. Kent, 129 N.E. 889 (1921) if you're interested =P


fenix83
Moderator

Feb 26, 2007, 10:34 AM
Post #22 of 137 (2404 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Feb 22, 2004
Posts: 2397

Re: [krillen] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Just finished "River God" by Wilbur Smith one of the most addictive and fun reads ever!

Before that, "Tipping point" and "Blink" both by Malcom Gladwell. Both are good books (I liked Blink better) with great information and insights.

Looking for something fresh to read now.

-F


sgauss


Feb 26, 2007, 11:15 AM
Post #23 of 137 (2396 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Nov 29, 2006
Posts: 138

Re: [blondgecko] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

I've stalled out on Moby Dick, so mostly I'm working on the stack of old Outside Magazines that have accumulated in my house. I'm up to 2004...


matttt


Feb 26, 2007, 12:25 PM
Post #24 of 137 (2385 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 14, 2006
Posts: 84

Re: [krillen] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

krillen wrote:
Working my way through Hitchhikers Guide to the Glaxay - Trilogy of 4 right now, although I haven't picked it up in a while.

Last book I finished was Zen and the Art of Motorcylde Maintainence. Great book, but a little heavy at times...espcially for reading before bed.

recently finished zen...and hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. i found zen...to be a good read but the last half pretty slow.

now i am reading monkey wrench gang...hard to put down.


snoangel


Feb 26, 2007, 12:32 PM
Post #25 of 137 (2381 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 28, 2004
Posts: 1715

Re: [themadmilkman] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

mushroomsamba wrote:
actually just picked up no shortcuts to the top by Ed Viesturs. really good I'd recomend it to everyone

I'd like to read that as well. I saw him speak after he had completed the summits and that was really interesting.

Currently reading "Sophie's World" by Jostein Gaarder.

Next up is "The Lost Season".


styndall


Feb 26, 2007, 12:41 PM
Post #26 of 137 (1470 views)
Shortcut

Registered: May 29, 2002
Posts: 2741

Re: [sgauss] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

sgauss wrote:
I've stalled out on Moby Dick, so mostly I'm working on the stack of old Outside Magazines that have accumulated in my house. I'm up to 2004...

Finish Moby Dick. It's way worth it.


Partner happiegrrrl


Feb 26, 2007, 1:08 PM
Post #27 of 137 (1461 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Mar 25, 2004
Posts: 4615

Re: [styndall] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

I picked up an interesting book at a thrift store the other day. It's called "The Baby Business" by Debora L. Spar.

It's about how the assisted reproduction(adoption/surrogacy/IVF/Cloning, etc.) can be viewed as business, though that is distasteful to most....

Anyway - extremely, extremely interesting reading. I picked it up because I have an interest in cloning and the ramifications of it's development. And I've only just gotten to that chapter; the book goes through the history of assisted repro, from the says when those with "extra" children in a community would give those kids to the ones who had none, up and through today's developments of genetics.

Also details which countries restrict policies and oversee procedures. Interestingly...the United States has been, historically, fairly hands off, in comparison to, say, Australia and Germany.

A lot to think about....

The portion that has surprised me the most so far is a section on eugenics(a term I had heard of, but knew nothing about) and how was regarded throughout the world in the late 19th/early 20th century. Pretty damned interesting....to know that at one time our Supreme Court decided that, yes, people with mental/emotional illnesses and things like alcoholism should be steralized... This was the thinking in several countries around the owrld up to the Nazi era. They took what was "acceptable" and, as we know, stepped from sterilization to euthenasia, and then, of course, to murder.


Partner brent_e


Feb 26, 2007, 1:38 PM
Post #28 of 137 (1455 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 15, 2004
Posts: 5111

Re: [snoangel] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

all i put time into reading these days is Alpinist and the adventures of rc.com


and textbooks..... Crazy


erisspirit


Feb 26, 2007, 1:43 PM
Post #29 of 137 (1450 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 14, 2004
Posts: 3763

Re: [brent_e] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Right now I'm reading

Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer


ihategrigris


Feb 26, 2007, 2:27 PM
Post #30 of 137 (1442 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jan 6, 2005
Posts: 757

Re: [erisspirit] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Just Finished WWII by James Jones and Fear and Loathing in LAs Vegas by Hunter S Thompson.

Currently working on:
Afghanistan: A Military History - Stephen Tanner

Hope to soon start something lighter and easier!


thomasribiere


Feb 26, 2007, 2:33 PM
Post #31 of 137 (1445 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 24, 2002
Posts: 9305

Re: [ihategrigris] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

I'm glad to see that there's a lot of people who read books and enjoy to share their discoveries.

BOOKS ARE NOT DEAD!


oldandintheway


Feb 26, 2007, 5:16 PM
Post #32 of 137 (1436 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 13, 2002
Posts: 2450

Re: [blondgecko] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

A Pirate Looks At Fifty - Jimmy Buffet


stymingersfink


Feb 26, 2007, 5:46 PM
Post #33 of 137 (1429 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 12, 2003
Posts: 7250

Re: [blondgecko] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

not at this moment, but recently enjoyed Guns, Germs and Steel

One which I have enjoyed a couple of times was the epic Mushashi, not only for the story itself but the entire book-reading experience... easy to read typeface printed on paper of exceptional quality. Difficult to put down. Unfortunately that copy was loaned ten years ago to a friend who moved back to Brasil, haven't seen it since.


Partner angry


Feb 26, 2007, 5:53 PM
Post #34 of 137 (1428 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 21, 2003
Posts: 8405

Re: [stymingersfink] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

I'm in the middle of "On the Ridge Between Life and Death" by David Roberts

I don't think I'll be able to finish it though, it makes me want to quit climbing. It's good, but hard to get through when you actually have a life built around climbing.


atg200


Feb 26, 2007, 6:17 PM
Post #35 of 137 (1424 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 27, 2001
Posts: 4317

Re: [angry] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Lately i've been tearing through every Chuck Palahniuk has written. My new favorite modern author.

Jimmy Buffet is a fun writer - I like his books as much as his music. Just finished A Salty Piece of Land.

I'm slowly picking through the Gulag Archipelago. Really interesting, but tough to read much in a sitting.


sdkbcassidy


Feb 26, 2007, 7:07 PM
Post #36 of 137 (1413 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 7, 2006
Posts: 53

Re: [atg200] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Just finished Killer Angels - Michael Shaara (great book) and River of Doubt - Candice Millard (pretty good book).

Now reading Purity of Blood - Arturo Perez-Reverte and Alexander the Great - Robin Lane Fox.


granite_grrl


Feb 27, 2007, 4:27 AM
Post #37 of 137 (1395 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 25, 2002
Posts: 14800

Re: [brent_e] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

brent_e wrote:
all i put time into reading these days is Alpinist and the adventures of rc.com


and textbooks..... Crazy

Liar!!!!!!!

You don't read your text books, and I know it ;).


shakylegs


Feb 27, 2007, 6:39 AM
Post #38 of 137 (1386 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 20, 2001
Posts: 4774

Re: [thomasribiere] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

"Prisoner of Trebeskistan" by Bob Harris. Story of a 5-time winner of Jeopardy.
He came back for the Champions tournament, and screwed up so badly that the video of his loss was shown on in-flight videos.


warthog


Feb 27, 2007, 9:30 PM
Post #39 of 137 (1371 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jan 28, 2005
Posts: 78

Re: [blondgecko] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

1491 by Charles C. Mann It is about the Americas before Columbus. His idea is that there were many more inhabitants and modification of the landscape than has been assumed. Complex and interesting enough that I will need to read it again. Sort of like Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond. And I'm almost constantly rereading Gravity's Rainbow.


thomasribiere


Feb 28, 2007, 3:40 AM
Post #40 of 137 (1361 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 24, 2002
Posts: 9305

Re: [shakylegs] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

shakylegs wrote:
"Prisoner of Trebeskistan" by Bob Harris. Story of a 5-time winner of Jeopardy.
He came back for the Champions tournament, and screwed up so badly that the video of his loss was shown on in-flight videos.

this can't be true! You are kidding us, aren't you?

(I'm absolutely sure that I already responded to this post...)


Partner lagarita


Feb 28, 2007, 7:05 AM
Post #41 of 137 (1352 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 23, 2004
Posts: 356

Re: [snoangel] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

I'm about three quarters of the way through Ed Viestures "No Short Cuts to the Top."

I agree with someone else who thought it was put together wierd, it tends to go back a forth between time periods. It all comes together latter and I think it's a great read.

As always I'm re reading MFOTH, mostly the Alpine and Ice chapters.

Sean


shakylegs


Feb 28, 2007, 7:13 AM
Post #42 of 137 (1347 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 20, 2001
Posts: 4774

Re: [thomasribiere] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

thomasribiere wrote:
shakylegs wrote:
"Prisoner of Trebeskistan" by Bob Harris. Story of a 5-time winner of Jeopardy.
He came back for the Champions tournament, and screwed up so badly that the video of his loss was shown on in-flight videos.

this can't be true! You are kidding us, aren't you?

(I'm absolutely sure that I already responded to this post...)

Here you go.http://www.amazon.com/...?ie=UTF8&s=books


maww


Feb 28, 2007, 8:48 AM
Post #43 of 137 (1332 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Apr 4, 2004
Posts: 3253

Re: [shakylegs] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

I'm reading a few books (per usual):

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
The Tipping Point (forget the authors)
Some rubbish by Iris Johanson or something like that

The first two are amazing. The last one I read just b/e I like something that doesn't require much brainpower sometimes!


rockbetty


Feb 28, 2007, 8:58 AM
Post #44 of 137 (1327 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jan 15, 2004
Posts: 39

Re: [maww] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Just finished "The Places in Between" by Rory Stewart, an account of this Scot's journey (ON FOOT) across Afghanistan in January 2002, accompanied in part by a bull mastiff named Babur.
I haven't complained about walking to work since finishing it...


clausti


Feb 28, 2007, 8:57 PM
Post #45 of 137 (1298 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 4, 2004
Posts: 5690

Re: [rockbetty] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

the archives of Savage Love at The Stranger. (Seattle's only newspaper.)

fascinating.


Partner angry


Feb 28, 2007, 9:10 PM
Post #46 of 137 (1296 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 21, 2003
Posts: 8405

Re: [clausti] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

I just read this http://www.style.org/unladenswallow/


zeke_sf


Feb 28, 2007, 9:44 PM
Post #47 of 137 (1291 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Apr 28, 2006
Posts: 18730

Re: [angry] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

angry wrote:
I just read this http://www.style.org/unladenswallow/

Whoa, dude.


drumcorpsguy04


Feb 28, 2007, 10:03 PM
Post #48 of 137 (1286 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Mar 26, 2006
Posts: 133

Re: [zeke_sf] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Currently working on How to Win Friends and Influence People. by Dale Carnegie

Great book if you have to work with other people especially in sales.


squierbypetzl
Moderator

Feb 28, 2007, 10:25 PM
Post #49 of 137 (1283 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 6, 2005
Posts: 3431

Re: [drumcorpsguy04] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

My gf lives +1 hr away, and since we´re doing the whole 1 wknd here 1 wknd there thing I get a lot of reading done...

La Tregua (The Truce) - Mario Benedetti, Uruguay; one of my all time favorites, really rockin´ book, a must.

100 years of solitude - G G Marquez; obvious classic, read it 4 times, keep a notebook handy for the family tree.

The Life of Don Pascual Duarte - Camilo J Cela (?); crude, distasteful, a true naturalist. Another of my all time top picks.


my_name_is_fake


Feb 28, 2007, 11:48 PM
Post #50 of 137 (1282 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 66

Re: [squierbypetzl] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Freakanomics - light reading on my usual flight journeys.


thomasribiere


Mar 1, 2007, 3:54 AM
Post #51 of 137 (1837 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 24, 2002
Posts: 9305

Re: [squierbypetzl] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

squierbypetzl wrote:
My gf lives +1 hr away, and since we´re doing the whole 1 wknd here 1 wknd there thing I get a lot of reading done...

La Tregua (The Truce) - Mario Benedetti, Uruguay; one of my all time favorites, really rockin´ book, a must.

100 years of solitude - G G Marquez; obvious classic, read it 4 times, keep a notebook handy for the family tree.

The Life of Don Pascual Duarte - Camilo J Cela (?); crude, distasteful, a true naturalist. Another of my all time top picks.

Awesome book.


uhoh


Jul 8, 2009, 2:55 PM
Post #52 of 137 (1760 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Mar 11, 2007
Posts: 2280

Re: [thomasribiere] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Going After Cacciato - Tim O'Brien

I know it's an old thread, but it's a good thread too.


hafilax


Jul 8, 2009, 3:07 PM
Post #53 of 137 (1755 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 11, 2007
Posts: 3025

Re: [uhoh] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Nice bump.

Spook Country- William Gibson


erisspirit


Jul 8, 2009, 3:14 PM
Post #54 of 137 (1752 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 14, 2004
Posts: 3763

Re: [hafilax] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

my new cookbook Nigella Express ... yup ... a cookbook


snoangel


Jul 8, 2009, 3:35 PM
Post #55 of 137 (1749 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 28, 2004
Posts: 1715

Re: [erisspirit] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

erisspirit wrote:
my new cookbook Nigella Express ... yup ... a cookbook

Yours? As in you wrote it? That's awesome!

I'm reading Colorado 14er Disasters by Mark Scott-Nash.


erisspirit


Jul 8, 2009, 3:38 PM
Post #56 of 137 (1748 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 14, 2004
Posts: 3763

Re: [snoangel] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

snoangel wrote:
erisspirit wrote:
my new cookbook Nigella Express ... yup ... a cookbook

Yours? As in you wrote it? That's awesome!

I'm reading Colorado 14er Disasters by Mark Scott-Nash.

lol No I didn't write it... but that would be awesome...

just bought it... and am now reading it... because I'm a dork that loves cooking


rainman0915


Jul 8, 2009, 3:48 PM
Post #57 of 137 (1747 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 11, 2008
Posts: 233

Re: [blondgecko] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

miscellaneous rc.com threads


zeke_sf


Jul 8, 2009, 4:49 PM
Post #58 of 137 (1740 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Apr 28, 2006
Posts: 18730

Re: [uhoh] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

uhoh wrote:
Going After Cacciato - Tim O'Brien

I know it's an old thread, but it's a good thread too.

I really like The Things they Carried much better, but O'Brien ain't bad at all.


bill413


Jul 8, 2009, 7:05 PM
Post #59 of 137 (1730 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 5674

Re: [hafilax] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

hafilax wrote:
Nice bump.

Spook Country- William Gibson

Is this the Neuromancer William Gibson?


hafilax


Jul 8, 2009, 7:17 PM
Post #60 of 137 (1725 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 11, 2007
Posts: 3025

Re: [bill413] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

bill413 wrote:
hafilax wrote:
Nice bump.

Spook Country- William Gibson

Is this the Neuromancer William Gibson?
Yes. His last 2 books have departed from the whole cyberpunk thing and are excellent. The previous was Pattern Recognition.


Partner macherry


Jul 8, 2009, 7:36 PM
Post #61 of 137 (1723 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 10, 2003
Posts: 15802

Re: [hafilax] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

i'm reading
The Year of Living Biblically

so far just kind of funny, but then i'm only just into the book


Partner rrrADAM


Jul 9, 2009, 4:12 AM
Post #62 of 137 (1714 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 19, 1999
Posts: 17543

Re: [macherry] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post




Partner rrrADAM


Jul 9, 2009, 4:16 AM
Post #63 of 137 (1712 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 19, 1999
Posts: 17543

Re: [drumcorpsguy04] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

drumcorpsguy04 wrote:
Currently working on How to Win Friends and Influence People. by Dale Carnegie

Great book if you have to work with other people especially in sales.
After several friends had suggested I read that book, I bought and read it about a year and a half ago. Shocked


imnotclever


Jul 9, 2009, 5:17 AM
Post #64 of 137 (1708 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 8, 2003
Posts: 10000

Re: [rrrADAM] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

on dingus's recommendation I picked up A soldier of the great war from the library. But this is the wrong time of the year for me to be reading. It's summer and the tour is on the tv and the sun it up late.

I haven't started it yet.


shockabuku


Jul 9, 2009, 6:44 AM
Post #65 of 137 (1701 views)
Shortcut

Registered: May 20, 2006
Posts: 4861

Re: [imnotclever] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Necronomicon, H.P. Lovecraft.


Gmburns2000


Jul 9, 2009, 7:32 AM
Post #66 of 137 (1694 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Mar 6, 2007
Posts: 15152

Re: [shockabuku] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

The complete short stories of Ernest Hemmginway: the Finca Vigia edition


bill413


Jul 9, 2009, 7:36 AM
Post #67 of 137 (1693 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 5674

Re: [hafilax] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

hafilax wrote:
bill413 wrote:
hafilax wrote:
Nice bump.

Spook Country- William Gibson

Is this the Neuromancer William Gibson?
Yes. His last 2 books have departed from the whole cyberpunk thing and are excellent. The previous was Pattern Recognition.

I'll have to go searching for them.

Currently:
Stephen Jay Gould's
An Urchin in the Storm: Essays about Books and Ideas


gogounou


Jul 9, 2009, 8:24 AM
Post #68 of 137 (1685 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 20, 2006
Posts: 542

Re: [Gmburns2000] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Gmburns2000 wrote:
The complete short stories of Ernest Hemmginway: the Finca Vigia edition

Absolutely great book.

For me? Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie


tongueinbarbie


Jul 9, 2009, 9:10 AM
Post #69 of 137 (1679 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Apr 14, 2007
Posts: 239

Re: [gogounou] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Manuals that came with the greenhouses I am building.


edge


Jul 9, 2009, 1:08 PM
Post #70 of 137 (1663 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Apr 14, 2003
Posts: 9105

Re: [tongueinbarbie] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

When American Airlines, in their infinitesimal wisdom, recently canceled my flight from Boston to Seattle, then rerouted us through FUCKING Dallas just prior to losing four people's luggage...


OK,
for the geographically challenged, Boston and Seattle are on a straight line. Dallas is, well, Dallas, and really not close to either Boston or Seattle.

Bottom line is I picked up Stephen King's "Dreamcatcher" as an alternative to putting an olive pick through my eye, and on closer reflection, the whole olive idea sounds mildly amusing.

AA charged us $15 per bag to take our bags at Boston, place ridiculously bar-coded tags on them, and then proceded to lose them and tell us the bar-codes really
don't mean anything,

We were going to ALASKA, and were packed for that. Call me stupid(you won't be the first), but four peoples rain boots, jackets, and clothes for six days were all gone, with America Airlines then and now denying any responsibility.

We spent almost $1000 outfitting 4 people with 2 outfits and rain gear.


nevertheless


Jul 9, 2009, 1:24 PM
Post #71 of 137 (1658 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Apr 7, 2009
Posts: 16

Re: [erisspirit] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

I've never read that book, but I have seen the movie, and it is quite funny. ..very funny.


nevertheless


Jul 9, 2009, 1:29 PM
Post #72 of 137 (1655 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Apr 7, 2009
Posts: 16

Re: [blondgecko] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Currently reading Le morte d'arthur by Sir thomas mallory. Have read 'the once and future king' by t.h white.

..many re-reads on my list.


Gmburns2000


Jul 9, 2009, 1:46 PM
Post #73 of 137 (1649 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Mar 6, 2007
Posts: 15152

Re: [nevertheless] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

nevertheless wrote:
Currently reading Le morte d'arthur by Sir thomas mallory. Have read 'the once and future king' by t.h white.

..many re-reads on my list.

that book was one of the first to change my life. loved it.


nevertheless


Jul 9, 2009, 1:53 PM
Post #74 of 137 (1644 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Apr 7, 2009
Posts: 16

Re: [Gmburns2000] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Gmburns2000 wrote:
nevertheless wrote:
Currently reading Le morte d'arthur by Sir thomas mallory. Have read 'the once and future king' by t.h white.

..many re-reads on my list.

that book was one of the first to change my life. loved it.



First, I just replied to one of your posts (the LEARN ENGLISH VIDEO).. checked my email, and rc.com notified me that you just replied to my post about the book. ..ah, it must be fate :)

I'm a huge fan of arthurian tales. I'm trying to do research of 'arthurianly' symbolic pictures, so I can start drawing up my next tatoo :)

It makes me happy to know that someone else greatly enjoy the tale :)

Regards,
Geniey


kyleshea


Jul 9, 2009, 1:55 PM
Post #75 of 137 (1641 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 21, 2006
Posts: 1716

Re: [bill413] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

bill413 wrote:
hafilax wrote:
bill413 wrote:
hafilax wrote:
Nice bump.

Spook Country- William Gibson

Is this the Neuromancer William Gibson?
Yes. His last 2 books have departed from the whole cyberpunk thing and are excellent. The previous was Pattern Recognition.

I'll have to go searching for them.

Currently:
Stephen Jay Gould's
An Urchin in the Storm: Essays about Books and Ideas

i didnt like spook country as much. not bad, but not as good as earlier works.


kyleshea


Jul 9, 2009, 1:58 PM
Post #76 of 137 (1958 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 21, 2006
Posts: 1716

Re: [kyleshea] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Jeffeerson's America (1760-1815)


Gmburns2000


Jul 10, 2009, 5:47 AM
Post #77 of 137 (1945 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Mar 6, 2007
Posts: 15152

Re: [nevertheless] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

nevertheless wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
nevertheless wrote:
Currently reading Le morte d'arthur by Sir thomas mallory. Have read 'the once and future king' by t.h white.

..many re-reads on my list.

that book was one of the first to change my life. loved it.



First, I just replied to one of your posts (the LEARN ENGLISH VIDEO).. checked my email, and rc.com notified me that you just replied to my post about the book. ..ah, it must be fate :)

I'm a huge fan of arthurian tales. I'm trying to do research of 'arthurianly' symbolic pictures, so I can start drawing up my next tatoo :)

It makes me happy to know that someone else greatly enjoy the tale :)

Regards,
Geniey

I really enjoyed the tale, but the philosophy turned my head around.


blondgecko
Moderator

Jul 16, 2009, 3:14 AM
Post #78 of 137 (1917 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 2, 2004
Posts: 7666

Re: [Gmburns2000] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

I just finished reading Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin. It's truly fascinating, very readable, and currently shortlisted for the Royal Society's annual science book prize.


camhead


Jul 16, 2009, 3:59 AM
Post #79 of 137 (1914 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 9, 2001
Posts: 20748

Re: [blondgecko] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

finishing up Barbara Freese, Coal: A Human History. Pretty light reading, only 150 pages or so.

Highly recommended.


Gmburns2000


Jul 16, 2009, 6:16 AM
Post #80 of 137 (1902 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Mar 6, 2007
Posts: 15152

Re: [camhead] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

gonna pick up something by Garcia Marquez soon. 100 years of solitude and history of my melancholy whores were both recommended. Anyone have any thoughts on which of his books is the best / most important read?


reno


Jul 16, 2009, 6:27 AM
Post #81 of 137 (1900 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 30, 2001
Posts: 18283

Re: [Gmburns2000] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Flyboys: A True Story of Courage by James Bradley (same guy that wrote Flags of Our Fathers.)


wonderwoman


Jul 16, 2009, 7:36 AM
Post #82 of 137 (1887 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 14, 2002
Posts: 4269

Re: [reno] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

America's Food: What You Don't Know About What You Eat by Harvey Platt

http://mitpress.mit.edu/...type=2&tid=11558


wonderwoman


Jul 16, 2009, 7:39 AM
Post #83 of 137 (1884 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 14, 2002
Posts: 4269

Re: [imnotclever] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

imnotclever wrote:
on dingus's recommendation I picked up A soldier of the great war from the library.

I absolutely loved that book!


limeydave


Jul 16, 2009, 9:01 AM
Post #84 of 137 (1874 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 2453

Re: [wonderwoman] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Reading:

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Something-or-other.

Pretty good stuff...


bill413


Jul 16, 2009, 9:58 AM
Post #85 of 137 (1862 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 5674

Re: [limeydave] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

T'NT Telzey & Trigger...Vol. 2
James H. Schmitz, Edited by Eric Flint.

I don't recommend this, except it has a runner up for "worst opening sentences of the English language:"
Compulsion wrote:
In research laboratory 3230 of the Planetary Quarantine Station two thousand miles out from the world of Maccadon, Professor Mantelish of the University League stood admiringly before a quarantine object.


squierbypetzl
Moderator

Jul 16, 2009, 3:18 PM
Post #86 of 137 (1839 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 6, 2005
Posts: 3431

Re: [Gmburns2000] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Gmburns2000 wrote:
gonna pick up something by Garcia Marquez soon. 100 years of solitude and history of my melancholy whores were both recommended. Anyone have any thoughts on which of his books is the best / most important read?

100 Years, definitely. Not sure how good the english translations are but it´s perhaps the most important spanish language book of the 20th century. Hope you like it, I suggest you keep a notebook/datasheet of which character is which.


Gmburns2000


Jul 16, 2009, 3:29 PM
Post #87 of 137 (1837 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Mar 6, 2007
Posts: 15152

Re: [squierbypetzl] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

squierbypetzl wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
gonna pick up something by Garcia Marquez soon. 100 years of solitude and history of my melancholy whores were both recommended. Anyone have any thoughts on which of his books is the best / most important read?

100 Years, definitely. Not sure how good the english translations are but it´s perhaps the most important spanish language book of the 20th century. Hope you like it, I suggest you keep a notebook/datasheet of which character is which.

hmmm...good to know. thanks. i'll be picking it up tomorrow.


Gmburns2000


Jul 16, 2009, 3:30 PM
Post #88 of 137 (1836 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Mar 6, 2007
Posts: 15152

Re: [Gmburns2000] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

also going to pick up something by Milan Kundera. Anyone have any thoughts on which book of his I should pick up?


clausti


Jul 16, 2009, 3:34 PM
Post #89 of 137 (1834 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 4, 2004
Posts: 5690

Re: [Gmburns2000] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

anything i can get my hands on about the inflamatory atherosclerotic properties of human apolipoprotein C3.


snoopy138


Jul 16, 2009, 3:40 PM
Post #90 of 137 (1833 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 7, 2004
Posts: 28790

Re: [clausti] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

clausti wrote:
anything i can get my hands on about the inflamatory atherosclerotic properties of human apolipoprotein C3.

sounds classic.

My current book is Now I Can Die in Peace, by Bill Simmons.


hafilax


Jul 16, 2009, 4:11 PM
Post #91 of 137 (1827 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 11, 2007
Posts: 3025

Re: [snoopy138] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

I just finished reading Twilight. The over the top romance crap was nauseating but the plot line was entertaining. I need to wait for my stomach to settle before reading the next one.

Right now I'm working on my French. I need to be bilingual in 3 weeks for when I meet my GF's francophone friends and family. Shocked


Toast_in_the_Machine


Jul 16, 2009, 7:54 PM
Post #92 of 137 (1817 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 11, 2008
Posts: 5184

Re: [hafilax] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

hafilax wrote:
I just finished reading Twilight. The over the top romance crap was nauseating but the plot line was entertaining. I need to wait for my stomach to settle before reading the next one.

Right now I'm working on my French. I need to be bilingual in 3 weeks for when I meet my GF's francophone friends and family. Shocked

May I suggest some music to help with the French. Current listening to Madjao while browsing. Also Tiken Jah Fakoly or Alpha Blondy.

Still working through "Survival of the Fittest" as recommended here in the racist thread.

Oh yeah. I don't speak frog.

Edit - god I can't spell.


(This post was edited by Toast_in_the_Machine on Jul 16, 2009, 7:55 PM)


sungam


Jul 16, 2009, 8:53 PM
Post #93 of 137 (1809 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jun 24, 2004
Posts: 26597

Re: [Toast_in_the_Machine] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Toast_in_the_Machine wrote:
Oh yeah. I don't speak frog.
Oui! Oui! Se bou! se bou! OUI!


jt512


Jul 16, 2009, 11:01 PM
Post #94 of 137 (1791 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Apr 11, 2001
Posts: 21892

Re: [wonderwoman] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

wonderwoman wrote:
America's Food: What You Don't Know About What You Eat by Harvey Platt

http://mitpress.mit.edu/...type=2&tid=11558

Have you seen the film Food, Inc.?

Jay


clausti


Jul 17, 2009, 5:07 AM
Post #95 of 137 (1785 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 4, 2004
Posts: 5690

Re: [hafilax] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

hafilax wrote:
I just finished reading Twilight. The over the top romance crap was nauseating but the plot line was entertaining. I need to wait for my stomach to settle before reading the next one.

Right now I'm working on my French. I need to be bilingual in 3 weeks for when I meet my GF's francophone friends and family. Shocked

In reply to:
(310): my mom just walked in on me furiously masturbating while reading twilight. needless to say, im officially out of the closet.


granite_grrl


Jul 17, 2009, 5:27 AM
Post #96 of 137 (1778 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 25, 2002
Posts: 14800

Re: [hafilax] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

hafilax wrote:
Right now I'm working on my French. I need to be bilingual in 3 weeks for when I meet my GF's francophone friends and family. Shocked
They're still going to laugh at you. It's just what they do. And when they've decided that their bad English is better than your bad French they'll take pity and talk to you in English anyway.


wonderwoman


Jul 17, 2009, 6:16 AM
Post #97 of 137 (1770 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 14, 2002
Posts: 4269

Re: [jt512] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

jt512 wrote:
wonderwoman wrote:
America's Food: What You Don't Know About What You Eat by Harvey Platt

http://mitpress.mit.edu/...type=2&tid=11558

Have you seen the film Food, Inc.?

Jay

It's definitely on my to do list to see it. I did see King Corn:

http://www.kingcorn.net/

I saw that documentary after reading Fast Food Nation, Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food. I guess I have an appetite for reading about food!


hafilax


Jul 17, 2009, 6:46 AM
Post #98 of 137 (1763 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 11, 2007
Posts: 3025

Re: [granite_grrl] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

granite_grrl wrote:
hafilax wrote:
Right now I'm working on my French. I need to be bilingual in 3 weeks for when I meet my GF's francophone friends and family. Shocked
They're still going to laugh at you. It's just what they do. And when they've decided that their bad English is better than your bad French they'll take pity and talk to you in English anyway.
The extent of their English is "Aye, ow har you?" so I'm on my own with this one. It's the slang and idioms I'm going to have the hardest time with.

I've been listening to lots of music from Quebec. Malajube, Les Cowboys Fringants, Les Colocs, Jean Leloup, Les Trios Accords, Damien Robitaille... but I guess that's another thread.


clausti


Jul 17, 2009, 6:55 AM
Post #99 of 137 (1760 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 4, 2004
Posts: 5690

Re: [hafilax] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

hafilax wrote:
granite_grrl wrote:
hafilax wrote:
Right now I'm working on my French. I need to be bilingual in 3 weeks for when I meet my GF's francophone friends and family. Shocked
They're still going to laugh at you. It's just what they do. And when they've decided that their bad English is better than your bad French they'll take pity and talk to you in English anyway.
The extent of their English is "Aye, ow har you?" so I'm on my own with this one. It's the slang and idioms I'm going to have the hardest time with.

I've been listening to lots of music from Quebec. Malajube, Les Cowboys Fringants, Les Colocs, Jean Leloup, Les Trios Accords, Damien Robitaille... but I guess that's another thread.

repete, si vous plait?

dunno if that's all spelled right, but it means, can you repeat that please? 's a good one.


hafilax


Jul 17, 2009, 7:39 AM
Post #100 of 137 (1752 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 11, 2007
Posts: 3025

Re: [clausti] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

I'm sure I'll stumble into so pretty hilarious (to them) mistakes. I know my fracophone friends have said some pretty funny things over the years. It's only fair that I should return the favour.

A friend was trying to work with his minimal French and said to someone:
'Je suis etudiant, suce mois' (I am a student, suck me)

he meant
'Je suis etudiant depuis six mois.' Laugh

I have a hard time making the 'u' sound.

I guess as a tie in to this thread, I read the last 2 Harry Potter novels in French. It will be interesting to see the movie to find out if I actually understood as much as I thought I did. I'm also working through a PhD thesis written in French which ties in with my own work. Reading and listening are much easier than speaking. It's easier to reverse engineer the words than come up with them.


snoangel


Jul 17, 2009, 8:22 AM
Post #101 of 137 (2062 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 28, 2004
Posts: 1715

Re: [wonderwoman] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

wonderwoman wrote:
jt512 wrote:
wonderwoman wrote:
America's Food: What You Don't Know About What You Eat by Harvey Platt

http://mitpress.mit.edu/...type=2&tid=11558

Have you seen the film Food, Inc.?

Jay

It's definitely on my to do list to see it. I did see King Corn:

http://www.kingcorn.net/

I saw that documentary after reading Fast Food Nation, Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food. I guess I have an appetite for reading about food!

I love all those "food" books too.


wonderwoman


Jul 17, 2009, 8:27 AM
Post #102 of 137 (2061 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 14, 2002
Posts: 4269

Re: [snoangel] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

snoangel wrote:
wonderwoman wrote:
jt512 wrote:
wonderwoman wrote:
America's Food: What You Don't Know About What You Eat by Harvey Platt

http://mitpress.mit.edu/...type=2&tid=11558

Have you seen the film Food, Inc.?

Jay

It's definitely on my to do list to see it. I did see King Corn:

http://www.kingcorn.net/

I saw that documentary after reading Fast Food Nation, Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food. I guess I have an appetite for reading about food!

I love all those "food" books too.

Oooohh! Then let me know if there are any more that you can recommend! I'm starting school in the Fall and soon my reading list will likely be decided for me.


bill413


Jul 17, 2009, 9:59 AM
Post #103 of 137 (2047 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 5674

Re: [hafilax] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

hafilax wrote:
A friend was trying to work with his minimal French and said to someone:
'Je suis etudiant, suce mois' (I am a student, suck me)

he meant
'Je suis etudiant depuis six mois.' Laugh

Are you sure he didn't mean the first one? Sly


granite_grrl


Jul 17, 2009, 10:10 AM
Post #104 of 137 (2039 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 25, 2002
Posts: 14800

Re: [clausti] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

clausti wrote:
hafilax wrote:
granite_grrl wrote:
hafilax wrote:
Right now I'm working on my French. I need to be bilingual in 3 weeks for when I meet my GF's francophone friends and family. Shocked
They're still going to laugh at you. It's just what they do. And when they've decided that their bad English is better than your bad French they'll take pity and talk to you in English anyway.
The extent of their English is "Aye, ow har you?" so I'm on my own with this one. It's the slang and idioms I'm going to have the hardest time with.

I've been listening to lots of music from Quebec. Malajube, Les Cowboys Fringants, Les Colocs, Jean Leloup, Les Trios Accords, Damien Robitaille... but I guess that's another thread.

repete, si vous plait?

dunno if that's all spelled right, but it means, can you repeat that please? 's a good one.
"pouvez-vous parler plus lentement?" is also very handy.


camhead


Jul 17, 2009, 5:11 PM
Post #105 of 137 (2024 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 9, 2001
Posts: 20748

Re: [granite_grrl] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Back to books all you frog-lovers!

I just started Thomas Friedman's "The World is Flat."

Has anyone read it yet? I'm pretty psyched.


bill413


Jul 17, 2009, 5:13 PM
Post #106 of 137 (2023 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 5674

Re: [camhead] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

camhead wrote:
Back to books all you frog-lovers!

I just started Thomas Friedman's "The World is Flat."

Has anyone read it yet? I'm pretty psyched.

You're a climber - and you are psyched about the world being flat?!?!?!?


camhead


Jul 17, 2009, 5:27 PM
Post #107 of 137 (2018 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 9, 2001
Posts: 20748

Re: [bill413] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

bill413 wrote:
camhead wrote:
Back to books all you frog-lovers!

I just started Thomas Friedman's "The World is Flat."

Has anyone read it yet? I'm pretty psyched.

You're a climber - and you are psyched about the world being flat?!?!?!?

better than my wife being flat.

ZING! BAM! BOO YA!


bill413


Jul 17, 2009, 6:23 PM
Post #108 of 137 (2015 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 5674

Re: [camhead] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

camhead wrote:
bill413 wrote:
camhead wrote:
Back to books all you frog-lovers!

I just started Thomas Friedman's "The World is Flat."

Has anyone read it yet? I'm pretty psyched.

You're a climber - and you are psyched about the world being flat?!?!?!?

better than my wife being flat.

ZING! BAM! BOO YA!
Score.


imnotclever


Jul 20, 2009, 1:24 PM
Post #109 of 137 (1985 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 8, 2003
Posts: 10000

Re: [wonderwoman] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

wonderwoman wrote:
imnotclever wrote:
on dingus's recommendation I picked up A soldier of the great war from the library.

I absolutely loved that book!

I will have to hang dog this one. I've made it a couple hundred pages or so and have to return it. I don't see that I'll have enough time to finish in the next few weeks.

But a book that has sparked my interest, that I had forgotten about: The Satanic Versus. I figure I'll have to try that next.


uhoh


Jul 20, 2009, 2:12 PM
Post #110 of 137 (1975 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Mar 11, 2007
Posts: 2280

Re: [zeke_sf] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

zeke_sf wrote:
uhoh wrote:
Going After Cacciato - Tim O'Brien

I know it's an old thread, but it's a good thread too.

I really like The Things they Carried much better, but O'Brien ain't bad at all.

In rereading Going After Cacciato, I think I also enjoyed The Things They Carried a bit more. I like GAC because I feel as though it reminds me of my life and the world around me, even if I can't think of any parallels off the top of my head. The Things They Carried, however, featured the story that eventually interested me in O'Brien's writing - How to Tell a True War Story.


atg200


Jul 20, 2009, 2:20 PM
Post #111 of 137 (1971 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 27, 2001
Posts: 4317

Re: [camhead] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

camhead wrote:
Back to books all you frog-lovers!

I just started Thomas Friedman's "The World is Flat."

Has anyone read it yet? I'm pretty psyched.

I read it, but wasn't very impressed. I've got really jaded about outsourcing after getting stuck with some really shitty code from offshore developers.


camhead


Jul 20, 2009, 2:22 PM
Post #112 of 137 (1969 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 9, 2001
Posts: 20748

Re: [atg200] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

atg200 wrote:
camhead wrote:
Back to books all you frog-lovers!

I just started Thomas Friedman's "The World is Flat."

Has anyone read it yet? I'm pretty psyched.

I read it, but wasn't very impressed. I've got really jaded about outsourcing after getting stuck with some really shitty code from offshore developers.

Yeah, I'm about 200 pages in right now, and it is pretty one-sided so far. A lot of "isn't this great?"

I read "Freakanomics" really quickly yesterday; it is just fun.


snoangel


Jul 21, 2009, 8:46 AM
Post #113 of 137 (1941 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 28, 2004
Posts: 1715

Re: [wonderwoman] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

wonderwoman wrote:
snoangel wrote:
wonderwoman wrote:
jt512 wrote:
wonderwoman wrote:
America's Food: What You Don't Know About What You Eat by Harvey Platt

http://mitpress.mit.edu/...type=2&tid=11558

Have you seen the film Food, Inc.?

Jay

It's definitely on my to do list to see it. I did see King Corn:

http://www.kingcorn.net/

I saw that documentary after reading Fast Food Nation, Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food. I guess I have an appetite for reading about food!

I love all those "food" books too.

Oooohh! Then let me know if there are any more that you can recommend! I'm starting school in the Fall and soon my reading list will likely be decided for me.

I have heard that "The End of Food" by Paul Roberts and "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver are good. If you read them, let me know what you think.


wonderwoman


Jul 21, 2009, 9:12 AM
Post #114 of 137 (1935 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 14, 2002
Posts: 4269

Re: [snoangel] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

snoangel wrote:
wonderwoman wrote:
snoangel wrote:
wonderwoman wrote:
jt512 wrote:
wonderwoman wrote:
America's Food: What You Don't Know About What You Eat by Harvey Platt

http://mitpress.mit.edu/...type=2&tid=11558

Have you seen the film Food, Inc.?

Jay

It's definitely on my to do list to see it. I did see King Corn:

http://www.kingcorn.net/

I saw that documentary after reading Fast Food Nation, Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food. I guess I have an appetite for reading about food!

I love all those "food" books too.

Oooohh! Then let me know if there are any more that you can recommend! I'm starting school in the Fall and soon my reading list will likely be decided for me.

I have heard that "The End of Food" by Paul Roberts and "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver are good. If you read them, let me know what you think.

I did read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. I like Kingsolver's writing and thought her book was practical. She had recipes and suggested menu's according to season. I'll have to check out that other book.

Another book that I saw recently was 'Food Matters' by Mark Bittman. He's the one who wrote the 'How to Cook Everything' books. I saw him interviewed on the Colbert Report and have to check this out!

http://www.markbittman.com/books/food-matters

Also, I want to read Skinny Bitch:

http://www.skinnybitch.net/index.php

Although the title doesn't indicate it, I have heard that it goes into detail about the impact of factory farming, food processing, and has practical food tips. And wouldn't it be to be seen walking around with my nose in a 'Skinny Bitch' book?


hafilax


Jul 21, 2009, 11:20 AM
Post #115 of 137 (1914 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 11, 2007
Posts: 3025

Re: [wonderwoman] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

I enjoyed An apple a day by Joe Schwartz. It's basically a summary of the current consensus in food science.


thomasribiere


Jul 21, 2009, 11:23 AM
Post #116 of 137 (1910 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 24, 2002
Posts: 9305

Re: [wonderwoman] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Just finished Skinwalkers by Tony Hillerman, in American. Interesting suspense.

Re-reading Amerika, by Franz Kafka, in French. A bit "heavy' to read, but it's like a modern version of the Candide from Voltaire : the story of a German migrant teenager in the USA, who is a victim of mean persons.


slablizard


Jul 21, 2009, 11:39 AM
Post #117 of 137 (1897 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 13, 2003
Posts: 5558

Re: [thomasribiere] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

"confessions of an economic hit man"
J. Perkins.

"Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars," Perkins writes. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is an extraordinary and gripping tale of intrigue and dark machinations. Think John Le Carré, except it's a true story.
Perkins writes that his economic projections cooked the books Enron-style to convince foreign governments to accept billions of dollars of loans from the World Bank and other institutions to build dams, airports, electric grids, and other infrastructure he knew they couldn't afford. The loans were given on condition that construction and engineering contracts went to U.S. companies. Often, the money would simply be transferred from one bank account in Washington, D.C., to another one in New York or San Francisco. The deals were smoothed over with bribes for foreign officials, but it was the taxpayers in the foreign countries who had to pay back the loans. When their governments couldn't do so, as was often the case, the U.S. or its henchmen at the World Bank or International Monetary Fund would step in and essentially place the country in trusteeship, dictating everything from its spending budget to security agreements and even its United Nations votes. It was, Perkins writes, a clever way for the U.S. to expand its "empire" at the expense of Third World citizens. While at times he seems a little overly focused on conspiracies, perhaps that's not surprising considering the life he's led. --Alex Roslin




jt512


Jul 21, 2009, 1:09 PM
Post #118 of 137 (1882 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Apr 11, 2001
Posts: 21892

Re: [slablizard] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

slablizard wrote:
"confessions of an economic hit man"
J. Perkins.

"Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars," Perkins writes. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is an extraordinary and gripping tale of intrigue and dark machinations. Think John Le Carré, except it's a true story.
Perkins writes that his economic projections cooked the books Enron-style to convince foreign governments to accept billions of dollars of loans from the World Bank and other institutions to build dams, airports, electric grids, and other infrastructure he knew they couldn't afford. The loans were given on condition that construction and engineering contracts went to U.S. companies. Often, the money would simply be transferred from one bank account in Washington, D.C., to another one in New York or San Francisco. The deals were smoothed over with bribes for foreign officials, but it was the taxpayers in the foreign countries who had to pay back the loans. When their governments couldn't do so, as was often the case, the U.S. or its henchmen at the World Bank or International Monetary Fund would step in and essentially place the country in trusteeship, dictating everything from its spending budget to security agreements and even its United Nations votes. It was, Perkins writes, a clever way for the U.S. to expand its "empire" at the expense of Third World citizens. While at times he seems a little overly focused on conspiracies, perhaps that's not surprising considering the life he's led. --Alex Roslin


Oddly enough, I'm currently reading a John Le Carré book about an economic hit man.

Jay


Toast_in_the_Machine


Jul 21, 2009, 8:26 PM
Post #119 of 137 (1858 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 11, 2008
Posts: 5184

Re: [wonderwoman] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

wonderwoman wrote:
snoangel wrote:
wonderwoman wrote:
jt512 wrote:
wonderwoman wrote:
America's Food: What You Don't Know About What You Eat by Harvey Platt

http://mitpress.mit.edu/...type=2&tid=11558

Have you seen the film Food, Inc.?

Jay

It's definitely on my to do list to see it. I did see King Corn:

http://www.kingcorn.net/

I saw that documentary after reading Fast Food Nation, Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food. I guess I have an appetite for reading about food!

I love all those "food" books too.

Oooohh! Then let me know if there are any more that you can recommend! I'm starting school in the Fall and soon my reading list will likely be decided for me.

May I recommend "Near a Thousand Tables"


mnottingham


Jul 22, 2009, 11:01 AM
Post #120 of 137 (1838 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Apr 20, 2008
Posts: 18

Re: [blondgecko] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

I'm very picky about my fiction, but two great post-apocalypse themed books : World War Z, and The Road.

Highly recommend the non fiction book Salt. The history of salt is fascinating (seriously). We take salt for granted and try to eliminate it from our diets, but in the past salt was expensive and difficult to acquire. The quest for salt shaped history in dramatic ways. For example, with sufficient supply of salt, one may preserve fish or meats. With preserved fish and meat, one may feed an army. With a well-fed army, one may conquer and colonize other nations. The same author wrote another book called Cod, in which the quest for cod fishing gounds changed the history of Europe and North America.


kevin_c


Jul 22, 2009, 9:43 PM
Post #121 of 137 (1820 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 22, 2009
Posts: 1

Re: [mnottingham] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

I just got my hands on The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, and I can't wait to start on it.

Many of you guys will know Guillermo as being the director to the Hellboy movies and Pan's Labyrinth. His imagination for the movies is elaborate, and I just wonder would it translate into a book about vampires.


snoangel


Jul 23, 2009, 12:15 PM
Post #122 of 137 (1792 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 28, 2004
Posts: 1715

Re: [kevin_c] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

kevin_c wrote:
I just got my hands on The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, and I can't wait to start on it.

Many of you guys will know Guillermo as being the director to the Hellboy movies and Pan's Labyrinth. His imagination for the movies is elaborate, and I just wonder would it translate into a book about vampires.

I've heard good things about it. Let us know.


Partner abe_ascends


Jul 23, 2009, 2:52 PM
Post #123 of 137 (1780 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jun 17, 2005
Posts: 367

Re: [snoangel] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

I am currently reading "Boomsday" by Christopher Buckley, whom some of you may know from the book/movie, "Thank You For Smoking."

This book skewers politics and the media while discussing what may be the next political and economic "brouhaha"-- the social security crisis (not enough workers to support the aging boomer population)-- in a quirky and off-beat style. It is an engaging read, sharp, and extremely funny.


(This post was edited by abe_ascends on Jul 23, 2009, 2:53 PM)


karmiclimber


Jul 23, 2009, 5:26 PM
Post #124 of 137 (1770 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Mar 10, 2004
Posts: 1058

Re: [blondgecko] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

I just finished White Fang by Jack London and 1894 by George Orwell. Now I'm working on Fountainhead by Ayn Rand...so far its fantastic.


bill413


Jul 23, 2009, 5:41 PM
Post #125 of 137 (1764 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 5674

Re: [karmiclimber] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

karmiclimber wrote:
I just finished White Fang by Jack London and 1894 by George Orwell. Now I'm working on Fountainhead by Ayn Rand...so far its fantastic.

You ought to look for the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984 commercial on the web....it plays off the book.


karmiclimber


Jul 23, 2009, 5:54 PM
Post #126 of 137 (1125 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Mar 10, 2004
Posts: 1058

Re: [bill413] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Ha, thanks, I just watched it on youtube. When I read the book, it reminded me a lot of "V for Vendetta". I think everyone should read it.


bill413


Jul 23, 2009, 7:59 PM
Post #127 of 137 (1111 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 5674

Re: [karmiclimber] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

karmiclimber wrote:
Ha, thanks, I just watched it on youtube. When I read the book, it reminded me a lot of "V for Vendetta". I think everyone should read it.

Now that is good.


notapplicable


Apr 6, 2012, 1:47 AM
Post #128 of 137 (1058 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 17766

Re: [bill413] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Currently reading Horseman by Mike Nicol and A History of Knowledge by Charles Van Doren

Horseman is nothing special. Basically a weak Blood Meridian ripoff. A History of Knowledge is an interesting "birds eye" view of several historically influential subjects that seem to have gone out of vogue in recent decades. My only complaint is that Van Doren clearly has a perspective and goes out of his way to interpret events and ideas for the reader in a way that reflect his own opinions.

I also just finished listening to Neuromancer by Willliam Gibson on audiobook (I clock a lot of time behind the wheel at work). I don't really dig on Sci-Fi very often so I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It was fantastic, actually.


dr_feelgood


Apr 6, 2012, 7:55 AM
Post #129 of 137 (1039 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Apr 6, 2004
Posts: 25823

Re: [notapplicable] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Well, my bathroom book is Bill McKibben's Deep Economy. I'm also working slowly through Lewis Mumford's Technics and Civilization. All the rest is assigned, but often good.


caughtinside


Apr 6, 2012, 8:19 AM
Post #130 of 137 (1034 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jan 8, 2003
Posts: 30411

Re: [dr_feelgood] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

I'm reading the Hunger Games trilogy for fun. Quick and entertaining.

I did just finish The Alchemy of Air. It was a terrrific book about the history of synthetically produced nitrogen in 1910 and on Germany, the history of world fertilizer and it's application in munitions.

A great non-fiction history, that reads almost like good fiction. Check it out.

I'll dork out further and say that I heard of the book by watching some climbing video, and I saw Alex Honnold reading it in a tent. ha ha!!


squierbypetzl
Moderator

Apr 7, 2012, 7:29 PM
Post #131 of 137 (1005 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 6, 2005
Posts: 3431

Re: [caughtinside] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

My younger sisters got the Hunger Games free from the editor online a year or two ago (I think?). They wouldn't shut up about how good it was, frankly I was surprised when they made a movie out of the trilogy.

I'm reading Vision of the Defeated (visión de los vencidos, in español), about how the indigenous peoples of Mexico perceived those oddly coloured, half man-half deer who arrived on clouds from across the sea, and brought about the apocalypse. I've enjoyed it since I never really delved into how the (remarkably civilized) aztecs must have felt living through what they surely thought was the end of days. The coincidence of a series of bad omens and the arrival of the spandiards is also pretty incredible (even if only a third of them actually happened).


(This post was edited by squierbypetzl on Apr 7, 2012, 7:35 PM)


Gmburns2000


Apr 9, 2012, 7:07 AM
Post #132 of 137 (975 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Mar 6, 2007
Posts: 15152

Re: [squierbypetzl] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Drawing from Observation by Brian Curtis

Turn left at the Trojan horse by Brad Herzog.

The prior was recommended to me by Happie and is an excellent textbook on drawing.

The latter was recommended to me by my grandmother who thinks my life is going nowhere.


pinktricam


Apr 13, 2012, 6:10 AM
Post #133 of 137 (937 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jan 8, 2003
Posts: 7947

Re: [blondgecko] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Just finished Adam Goodheart's, 1861: The Civil War Awakening

Just started Jim McLean's, The Eight-Step Swing (3rd Edition).

Recently picked up to start soon Cheryl Strayed's, Wild. Damn, I'd love to meet that hiking hottie!


sungam


Apr 14, 2012, 2:19 AM
Post #134 of 137 (916 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jun 24, 2004
Posts: 26597

Re: [Gmburns2000] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Because I am an impatient fuck, I'm reading a song of ice and fire, since I can't wait for the next episode of game of thrones. It's excellent.


pinktricam


Apr 18, 2012, 2:49 AM
Post #135 of 137 (840 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jan 8, 2003
Posts: 7947

Re: [pinktricam] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post



Lips....I'm reading lips *sigh*


Partner rrrADAM


Apr 18, 2012, 10:05 AM
Post #136 of 137 (825 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 19, 1999
Posts: 17543

Re: [blondgecko] So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

The Silmarillion

Proving to be a tough read due to the writing style.


guangzhou


Apr 19, 2012, 11:27 PM
Post #137 of 137 (784 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 26, 2004
Posts: 3389

Re: So what are you reading at the moment? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Can't Post

Currently reading "The Penguin Book of War, Great Military Writings." John Keegan.


Synopsis: This comprehensive anthology collects material from the sweep of military history. It includes material from soldiers, poets, novelists and journalists, who have endeavoured to commit to paper the experience of war.


Forums : Community : Campground

 


Search for (options)

Log In:

Username:
Password: Remember me:

Go Register
Go Lost Password?
$53.96 (10% off)
$3.15 (10% off)
$51.26 (10% off)
$21.56 (10% off)



Follow us on Twiter Become a Fan on Facebook